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Katya’s Story: Memory In Metals & Lady Freedom

The Statue of Freedom was called the memory bank of the nation by a wise Hawaiian healer by the name of, Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona. This short video shares my experience as a metalsmith and how I understand the memories held within metals and what the bronze statue holds from the Civil War era to the present day. Enjoy.

60 Minutes archives: Scott Pelley reports on the Capitol Dome and Lady Freedom

MAY 2020 INTERVIEW WITH KATYA MILLER, author & fellow at the US Capitol Historical Society

Interview by Sean K. Griffin, author and founder of GriffinWork, a design-thinking firm entrepreneurship program operating in over 60 countries for 30 years. Griffin is an internationally renowned visual-thinker helping people to be the best they can be. His livestream broadcast #PADITU was conceived to enable and "ignite human potential".


Katya Miller’s interview is almost 30 minutes.

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In Celebration of the U.S. Capitol Dome

The 14th Dalai Lama speaks about honoring a Statue for his 85th Birthday message

The Dalai Lama (who speaks on his Birthday about his special Statue) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his non-violent campaign for democracy and freedom in his homeland. "After we came into exile in India, and after I settled here in Dharamsala, the statue of Chenrezig Wati Sangpo was brought to me here from western Tibet," the spiritual leader said.

"When the monks of the Dzongkar Chode Monastery were moving from Dharamsala to southern India I did a dough-ball divination to whether the statue should go with them or remain here with me.
"The result indicated that Wati Sangpo preferred to stay here with me -- so I serve as his caretaker. There is something special about this Wati Sangpo such that I sometimes feel he smiles at me, I often say, Avalokiteshvara is my boss and I am his messenger.---


The Slave Who Helped Assemble the Freedom Statue in Washington DC

The Incredible History of the Statue of Freedom

Mother Goddess Of Freedom

The song highlights a poem, "Goddess of Freedom" written by William Cox in 1927. He wrote it for “Lady Freedom” atop the Capitol Dome. Her sculpture, Thomas Crawford called her, AMERICA! Design, Music and Vocals by Kris Farquhar. 

Lady Freedom

Environmental Music Films’ new 2018 version of Lady Freedom published November 2007. Dialogue written by Moira Peters, Katya Miller & Kris Farquhar.  Correction: Her circlet is of 9 stars and not 13.

Sarah Winnemucca Statue Dedication

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Representative Gibbons will serve as master of ceremony as a statue of Sarah Winnemucca is installed in Statuary Hall as Nevada’s second statue. It will be the 99th statue in the hall and the eighth woman. Sarah Winnemucca was a 19th century Native American educator and activist. During the ceremony a traditional Paiute blessing was given in the native Paitue language. 

Bolts of lightning strike near the United States Capitol building during a storm in Washington D.C

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